Training courses

Do you want to improve the skills of your department, staff or organization?

Our consultants have extensive experience in delivering training courses, seminars and workshops. Further development of existing skills is important to keep up to date with new methods in the green sector.

Our courses

3-30-300 - how to do it in practice

During this workshop/course we go through the different parameters (3-30-300) and then we apply this to your own management and discuss your possibilities to reach or improve one or more of the values.

Basic inspection

Assessing tree vitality - how can you visually assess a tree's viability or ability to cope with stress? What characterizes a tree with high and low vitality and what can you do to influence a tree's vitality? Assessing damage - how does damage affect tree longevity, risk status and vitality? How can you assess this damage and what can you do to reduce the likelihood of a tree being damaged? Assessing risk - What affects the risk status of a tree and how do you assess the risk that a tree poses to people or damage? How can you prevent a tree from becoming a risk tree, and what measures are available to preserve trees classified as risk trees?

Sustainable park management

With climate change and a decline in biodiversity, more and more attention is being paid to how we manage our parks. By making changes to the way we work, we can increase biodiversity and make green spaces more sustainable. During this lecture, we go through different types of solutions that are divided according to work effort (small, medium and large) and examples of how these solutions have been implemented in different environments.

i-Tree - analyzing and using data

We go through the different types of i-Tree studies, from full inventory to sample plots, and how the program handles these different inventories. You will be able to enter data into the program and see how the program handles it.

Planting workshop

The planting workshop combines theory with practice. During this course, we cover the handling of the trees from contact with the nursery, through reception, unloading, planting and tying up. We cover critical elements such as planting depth, the difference between clump dug and pot grown trees and the unloading and loading of larger trees. Whenever possible, the workshop should be combined with a practical session that requires the person ordering the course to provide a tree for planting and the associated materials and machinery required.

Nursery qualities

To be a good orderer and recipient of plants, basic knowledge of nursery quality is required. At the beginning of the course, we go through nursery production and how different types of nurseries differ. Then we go into the various quality rules that exist in the industry and how a good order (plant list) should be designed to ensure that you get the right plant quality.

Communicating ecosystem services

We who work with outdoor environments often know a lot about the benefits that green environments give us in the form of ecosystem services. In this course, we go through how you who work with green issues should communicate the value of these to best influence the public and decision makers to invest in greenery.

Report writing basic course

During this digital course, we will cover the basics of report writing according to current academic standards. The aim of the course is for participants to be able to produce reports that explain in a structured way the approach, results and limitations for your current target group. The course will alternate between digital lectures, group discussions and practical tips on how to lay out and format texts.

Pests and fungi that can affect urban trees

Various pests have had a major impact on our urban tree population over the last 40 years. Some examples of this are Dutch elm disease, ash shoot disease and chestnut blight. By increasing knowledge about these pests, it is possible to create better conditions for prevention, monitoring and measures.

Tree protection plans for construction

One of the most common reasons for felling trees in urban areas is damage caused by construction. Through good planning, policies and controls, it is often possible to preserve trees, even in very vulnerable situations. In this course, we review the various standards that exist for the protection of trees during construction and how these can be used at different stages. We also go through examples of different protection plans to show how these can be designed in a clear way.

How to become the Tree City of the World!

Tree City of the World is an initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the American Arbor Day Foundation. Launched in 2020, the initiative aims to raise awareness and enable good management of trees in cities. Being designated as a Tree City of the World is a great way to increase the focus on urban trees and the great efforts of everyone involved in their management. During this workshop/course, we will go through the different objectives required to get the award and then we will analyze together your conditions for applying.

Tree inventory

This course has two different parts, the first part is inspiration where we go through how managers around the world have used inventories for a large number of different purposes. During the second part, we focus on the Swedish standard for tree inventory and how you as an inventor and manager should assess different parameters.

Tree plans for cemeteries

An updated tree plan is something that creates the conditions for a long-term sustainable tree population, but it is also a requirement from the county administrative board. But what should a tree plan contain and how detailed should it really be? During this workshop, we go through the approach that the Tree Office has used in over 100 cemeteries and show the strengths that this type of plan provides. We also go through other types of documents that link to the tree plan.

Tree plans for larger administrations

An updated tree plan is something that creates the conditions for a long-term sustainable tree population. But what should a tree plan contain and how detailed should it really be? During this workshop, we go through different types of tree plans from a national and international perspective, and then link this to your administration's outputs.

Choosing the right plants for different locations

In this course we go through the plant selection process. Participants will learn how to analyze existing conditions and needs in order to make the best possible plant selection for a sustainable end result. The course also includes a lot of practical tips on good species for different type situations.

Contact us

We offer various tree and green space management services throughout Sweden.

Contact us at info@tradkontoret.se